Didi Barrett Announces Endorsement From 1199 SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East
1199 SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, has announced their support for Didi Barrett for the New York State Senate’s 41st District. The endorsement is based on her effort in working to protect and improve healthcare services for rural communities and improving the quality of life for all working families. The healthcare workers union represents thousands of nursing home and hospital workers in the area.
“Didi’s efforts have helped bring needed health care services to families who need access to quality health care,” said Kevin Finnegan, Political Director of 1199 SEIU. “She understands the critical role that working people play in the day-to-day lives of all of us, when we need care.”
“I look forward to working side by side with the caregivers of 1199 SEIU, to protect and improve the health care needs of the residents of the 41st Senate District. These are the folks who care for our families when they need it most,” said Barrett. “I am proud to have their support.”
Barrett is challenging longtime incumbent Sen. Stephen Saland for the 41st District seat, which he has held for 20 years. If she wins, Barrett would become the first Democrat to hold the seat in 100 years.
The 41st District encompasses all of Columbia County and a major portion of Dutchess County.
1199 SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, is a union of healthcare professionals who work in the hospital, nursing home and homecare industries as well as pharmacies, and other healthcare settings. The mission of 1199 SEIU is to improve and expand quality patient care, to protect and improve the lives of their members and to advocate on behalf of working families. 1199 SEIU represents over 350,000 members and retirees in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, the District of Columbia and Massachusetts. 1199 SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East is the largest healthcare union in the country.